How to Finally Finish Writing Your Book
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How to Finally Finish Writing Your Book

An unfinished book is depressing. All the time you've invested is a waste if you never finish it. Let me help you NOW!
4.4 (14 ratings)
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Last updated 3/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of what you need to do to finish your book
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to plan your day and manage your time better.
  • By the end of this course, you will know how to overcome self doubt and procrastination.
  • By the end of this course, you will feel motivated to finish your book so you can start making money with it
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Requirements
  • You will need an unfinished project that you want to complete. You can complete it on paper but a Word Processing program is more efficient.
Description

UPDATED - March 1, 2015

606 Students Have enrolled!

Also added 2 new modules! Be sure to watch Module 2 called "Update" and the last module on how to make money with your book.

Millions of people have started writing a book and never finished it. This can cause stress, anxiety and feelings of frustration. Not to mention lost revenue! All of the hundreds of hours that you have put into your book are wasted if your book is never finished.

This course will give you the tools you need to finally finish your book once and for all. There is also a module on how to start earning revenue with your book once it's finished.

Taught by a professional writer and book writing expert, Suzanne Doyle-Ingram takes you through a series of modules where you examine what is stopping you from finishing your book and, more importantly, what to do about it.

The course consists of a series of short video lessons that range from a few minutes to a maximum of 18 minutes. Let's face it, one of the main reasons why most people struggle to finish their book is because they don't have time to write. So this course is not meant to take you a month to get through. You could finish this course in a week with a solid plan to finish your book shortly thereafter.

Are you satisfied with a half finished book sitting around? If not, it's time to get cracking and finish your book!

In this course, you will learn:

  • The importance of understanding why you are writing your book
  • What you want your book to DO for you
  • How to stop sabotaging yourself
  • How your brain makes you feel insecure (and what to do about it)
  • Why you need an outline (and exactly how to write one)
  • How to find time to write (Hint: you have more time than you think!)
  • What to do about editing and proofreading
  • How to make goals and deadlines work for you
  • How to finally finish your book
  • And how to make your book work for you!

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for fiction and non fiction writers who need help finishing a book.
  • This course could also be helpful for anyone struggling to complete a project.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 01:55:25
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How to Finally Finish Writing Your Book
5 Lectures 19:02

Hello! And welcome to this course on how to finally finish your book!

In this Introduction Module, I begin by introducing myself and telling you a little about my writing experience.

We then discuss what you can expect from this course and what I expect from you.

Let me ask you a question: What is it that is holding you back from achieving your goal of finishing your book? How will you feel when your book is finally finished? Please write a note in the question box.

Then we look at what you will be learning in this course and how you can finally finish your book - once and for all!

Preview 07:33

March 1, 2015: Here is an important update to this course. Please watch - it's only 3 minutes. Are you willing to accept my challenge?

Update March 1, 2015
03:13

The first thing I always ask my students is "Why are you writing a book?" You have to know your Purpose because it is going to determine how you write your book. This first step is very crucial.

Why Are You Writing a Book?
03:46

Next, we look at what you want. Most of us never spend any time at all thinking about what we want. So how can we go after what we want if we don't know what it is? It's like trying to drive from LA to New York without a road map.

What Do You Want?
02:34

It's important to realize that your finished book is simply a tool. You can use this book-tool in any way you want. You can use it to make money, to build credibility, to attract more clients, to lead your readers to your next book in a series, and much more.

In this module, we look at what your book will do for you personally.

What Will Your Book Do For You?
01:56
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Who Are YOU to Write a Book?
3 Lectures 17:22

Every now and then my students ask me, "Suzanne, what should I say when people ask me questions about my book?" Sometimes, they even feel like people are judging them, as if they are not qualified to be writing a book.

In this module, we cover what to say to people.

What to Say to People About Your Book
02:26

Every single one of us has a Million Dollar Gift inside of us. Your work is to discover your gift so you can share it with the world. By incorporating your gift in your book, your readers will only want more and more.

Preview 04:33

We are hard wired to self sabotage. In this module we look at how it happens, why it happens,and what we can do about it.

Your Weird Brain
10:23
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Your Outline
2 Lectures 11:47

The very BEST way to get your book done quickly is by having an outline that you can follow. Not having an outline is the biggest mistake I see writers make! If you don't have an outline, you don't have a plan. And you know the expression: "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

Here's exactly how to write your outline so that your book practically writes itself.

There are two very important handouts for this module. Be sure to download them!

The Importance of Your Outline
09:21

Using different colored fonts can help you see what parts of your book are done and what still needs to be done. This video explains how to do it.

Color Coding
02:26
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Time Blocking
1 Lecture 08:33

The most common excuse for not being able to finish a book is lack of time. Everyone always says they don't have enough time to write a book.

I am a busy mom of 3 and I work full time so how did I manage to write 7 books in 2012?

In this module I'll teach you about managing your time better using time blocking.

Yes You Can Find Time to Write Your Book!
08:33
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Your Book is Important
3 Lectures 09:29

If you think of your book as a luxury, you will never find time to write it because you will always put it last, after all your other responsibilities. Your book is important and this module explains why.

Your Book is Not a Luxury
03:19

There is nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into a project only to lose it all by a computer glitch. Here how to save your work to make sure this doesn't happen to you.

Saving Your Work
02:41

If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me, "How long should my book be?" I'd be a very rich woman. This module offers the answer to that question.

How Long Should My Book Be?
03:29
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How to Write Faster
3 Lectures 27:07

Most people probably think that setting goals is a big bore... After all, only 3%% of people use written goals... But they tend to be the healthiest, happiest, most successful people on the planet.

The bottom line is that if you don't set goals, you will never finish your book. Period.

I hope this module helps you understand how to set goals and stick to them.

Setting Goals with Deadlines
05:06

People either move towards pleasure or away from pain. When you're writing your book and you hit a certain goal, are you going to reward yourself? If you don't hit your goal, are you going to make yourself do an awful chore you hate, like taking out the stinky garbage?

In this short module, we look at both options.

Punishment or Reward - What Works for You?
02:35

All of the strategies I have shared with you so far in this course will help you finish your book. But the tricks and tips in this module will help you write your book super fast! Enjoy!

Top Secret: Tricks to Writing Faster
19:26
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Final Touches
2 Lectures 10:27

Inj this module, we discuss the importance of editing and proofreading and how to get it done - either for free or inexpensively.

Editing and Proofreading
07:23

I hope that the lessons I shared with you in this course have already helped you finish your book. If not, NOW is the time to take action my friend.

Thanks again for investing in this course. Keep in touch!

Taking Action
03:04
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How to Make Your Book into a Marketing Tool
1 Lecture 11:38

Here are ten ways that you can make money with your book once it's finished. This should motivate you to finish your book! Having a half finished book on your hard drive is not serving you very well. Take the tips and strategies in this course and finish your book, then use some of these ways to make money with it/from it. Let me know if you have any questions, as always.

10 Ways To Make Money With Your Book
11:38
About the Instructor
Suzanne Doyle-Ingram
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Best Selling Author & Book Writing Coach

Suzanne Doyle-Ingram is a best selling author and has written more than 10 books on topics ranging from gluten-free recipes, to babies to business. She is an expert in writing - and finishing! - books.

Suzanne helps business people write books that they can use as a marketing tool for their business. She also owns a marketing firm. She has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Victoria. She holds in-person workshops, offers online home-study programs and conducts one-on-one or group coaching.

When she's not busy coaching or teaching, she can be found running around after her three energetic kids.